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Halloween tombstone cupcakes

2010 October 15
by Emily Hill

My daughter’s birthday is in October so her birthday parties have often been Halloween-themed. One year I even made a spider cake complete with ooey gooey pudding guts inside. Gross but oh, so cool!

This year Madison chose Halloween cupcakes, graveyard style, complete with RIP headstone. She found the recipe on Allrecipes.com, one of my favorite recipe websites. I checked out the photos others had submitted and tweaked the recipe just a bit. Here was the end result:

Halloween Cupcakes

I wish I’d been able to tint the frosting a bit darker and taken the time to pipe it so it looked more grass-like, but I still think it turned out well. The tombstones are the inside of a Nutter Butter cookie (peanut butter filling scraped off and eaten by yours truly) and the “dirt” is crushed Oreo cookies.

Wanting to throw a little surprise into the mix, I tried these self-filled cupcakes and dyed the filling orange. Unfortunately my filling was rather runny (serves me right for using low-fat cream cheese) and the final result was a bit disappointing even though it was tasty. Next time I’m going with my favorite surprise cupcake, the chocolate-chip cookie dough cupcakes I made for Evonne’s baby shower. They are still my all-time favorite–YUM!

Speaking of cupcakes, did you catch the cupcake cell phone charm tutorial I posted this week complete with a fun little GIVEAWAY? If not, head on over and check it out!

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  1. October 15, 2010

    These look awesome! You are the cupcake queen.

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    Emily Reply:

    I am the queen of everything. Have you forgotten that already?

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  2. October 15, 2010

    Those are AWESOME!

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    Emily Reply:

    Thanks, Susie!

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  3. October 15, 2010

    How cute! Ben’s b-day is the day after Halloween, and we’ve never done a Halloween themed party. Go figure!
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    Emily Reply:

    What?!?! You’ve never done one? Come on, Jeanette–you are the craftiest gal when it comes to baked goods!

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  4. October 15, 2010

    Oh those are so cute!

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    Emily Reply:

    Thank you! They were pretty cute in my tummy too. ;)

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  5. October 15, 2010

    These are sooooo rad!!! Em, you’re amazing! Love these! …though next time I really think you need to stay up late piping frosting to look like grass. I can’t believe you’d cut corners. ;) ROFL!!! You’re always so hard on yourself: these are AWESOME just as they are! And I’m sure they were super-yummy, too! :)
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    Emily Reply:

    If they were for you I just might have stayed up all night piping frosting…

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  6. October 17, 2010

    you are seriously the cupcake rockstar.

    these looks fantastic.

    i need to take lessons from you.
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    Emily Reply:

    Whatever. I will make cupcakes for you any time!

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  7. October 18, 2010

    Those are super RAD!
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